Thursday, January 21, 2010

Giving Thanks

I wanted to write a note to give thanks. So many times we overlook all of the little things we've been blessed with and we tend to complain instead of thanking God for what we do have. I thank God for allowing me to be a mother which I think is the greatest gift he has given me. There is no greater love than that of a mother & child & being a mother has taught me so many things but the greatest lesson it has taught me is unconditional love. There is nothing I wouldn't do or give up for the well being of my boys &  I'm glad that they know that they are #1 to me....above & beyond anything or anyone else in my life. Being a mother has taught me to be selfless, to think of myself last, and to worry about someone else's needs & happiness other than my own. I am thankful for my children because without them I would be all alone in this world & I'd have no purpose in life. Another person I am thankful for is my wonderful husband....God truly blessed me when he brought him into my life. Not only is he the most hardworking, honest, & loving man that I know but there is nothing he wouldn't do for me or the boys. I appreciate that he works so hard to provide for us & that he always takes time out to play & spend time with the boys (even though I know he is exhausted...bendito). He never, ever complains & does everything with a smile on his face. I am thankful that I am married to such an admirable man & I love him with all of my <3. I'm also very thankful for my health. Those of you who know me well know what a horrible back I have inherited :( Surgery didn't help much & neither have all of the injections & meds I've been on. I am glad though that I am able to get up everyday & function.  I would hate to be confined to a bed like others who are worse off than I am. It is a gift to wake up everyday & see my kid's smiling faces. No matter how bad my day is....those smiles inspire me to work harder & to be a better person in life.
“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~Oprah Winfrey~


  1. A very inspirational post! It was nice to read about your life and your family. A happy family is the best thing that can happen in life to a person. I wish you and your family even more happiness and success. God bless your little heroes. I'm sure that, with such parents, they will become very able and successful adults in life.

    Also sad to know about the problem in your back. I wish you recovery from such a pain, my prayers are with you.

  2. Thank you!! The back is better than yesterday (after some heat, rest, & medications). Glad you liked my post. We're trying our best to raise these boys to become admirable men with good hearts. Tough job but excellent rewards :)